In a previous post, I mentioned the “homebrew” bike I have built to be my “all-rounder”. While I initially envisioned I would ride it to trailheads, it proved to be a little bit weak when I rode it on rocky and steep trails.
It turned out that I was recently given the remnants of a 2003 Specialized HardRock and immediately planned on rebuilding it. Not only it would be a great mountain bike but I envisioned it to be a perfect bike to ride to trailheads. As I explained several years before, I enjoy and believe in moving car-free. On top of that, reaching trailheads removes the worry of not finding any parking, which can be quite common here in the Front Range.
And sometimes, even a proper bike rack is provided !
After finding wheels, tires, derailleurs and all other needed parts, I rebuilt it and named it “The Jeep”
Fork : RockShox Dart 3
Brakes : Tektro V-brakes
Drive Train : 1×7
And, as usual, a side-by-side comparison of before and after.